Islamabad, Federal Cabinet meeting chaired Wednesday by Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani directed Finance Ministry to ensure maximum relief to common man in Federal Budget for next fiscal year 2012-13 which should be reflective of aspirations of masses.
Cabinet noted that it would be first democratic government to have presented 5th budget and a pre-budget consultation process especially with PPP allied parties should be initiated in order to address basic problems of people.
It was decided that practical measures would be taken to provide genuine relief to the masses. Finance Ministry was also directed to focus on employment generation through public private partnership so that educated youth get jobs and coordinated approach with the provinces so that relief trickles down to masses.
Cabinet directed Ministries of Finance Water & Power, Petroleum & Natural Resources to formulate an action plan to overcome load shedding in the country.